Polari Mission

@ Bury Museum

Opening: 2nd May 2014 / 7.00pm

3 May – 23 August 2014

Artists Jez Dolan and Joseph Richardson are working to save Polari, one of the world’s most endangered languages, a bold yet secretive part of Gay history. Join the artists for a bona bijou troll through the fantabulosa history of Polari, learn the basics, and get involved with recording and saving a dying language!

The project uses Polari as a starting point to examine how contemporary LGBT groups and individuals view, understand, appreciate, utilise, or see reflected in their own ‘communities of language’ the influence of Polari, and its impact on how we communicate today. The project will produce a series of exhibitions, performances, visual artwork and audience participation.

Polari Mission is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the artists and specialists in the fields of linguistics and computer science including Professor Paul Baker (LancasterUniversity) & Tim Greening-Jackson.


Curated by:

Susan Lord

Commissioned by:

Bury Council

Ticket Prices:

Admission Free


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